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11-24

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The 40-Man Additions
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Tucker Blair and Jeff Moore

11-24

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The 40-Man Additions
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Craig Goldstein, Mauricio Rubio and Jeff Moore

11-21

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2015 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-19

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2015 Prospects: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-17

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2015 Prospects: Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-14

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2015 Prospects: Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-13

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Before They Were Prospects
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David Rawnsley, Todd Gold and Patrick Ebert

11-12

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Five to Watch: More Post-Hype Prospects for 2015
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Ben Carsley

11-11

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Prospect Mechanics
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Ryan Parker and Doug Thorburn

11-10

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2015 Prospects: New York Mets Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-07

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Minor League Update: Surprises and Disappointments: AFL Pitchers
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BP Prospect Staff

11-07

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Notes from the Field: AFL Notes, Part 2
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Todd Gold

11-06

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Five to Watch: Post-Hype Prospects for 2015
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Craig Goldstein

11-06

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Minor League Update: Surprises and Disappointments: AFL Hitters
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BP Prospect Staff

11-06

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Notes from the Field: AFL Notes, Part 1
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Todd Gold

11-04

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Minor League Update: Games of Friday, October 31st
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BP Prospect Staff

11-03

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Minor League Update: Fall Stars Game Recap
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BP Prospect Staff

10-31

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Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 30th
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BP Prospect Staff

10-30

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Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 29th
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BP Prospect Staff

10-29

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, October 28th
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Jeff Moore

10-28

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, October 27th
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Jeff Moore

10-27

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Minor League Update: Games of October 24th-25th, 2014
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Jeff Moore

10-24

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, October 23rd
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Jeff Moore

10-23

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, October 22nd
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Jeff Moore

10-22

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, October 21st
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Jeff Moore

10-21

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, October 20th
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Jeff Moore

10-20

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Minor League Update: Games of October 17-18, 2014
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Jeff Moore

10-17

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, October 17th
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Jeff Moore

10-16

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, October 15th
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Jeff Moore

10-15

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Minor League Update: Games of October 14th, 2014
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Jeff Moore

10-14

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Fantasy Freestyle: Looking Back: Prospect Predictions
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Craig Goldstein

10-14

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, October 13th
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Jeff Moore

10-13

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Minor League Update: Games of October 10-11, 2014
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Jeff Moore

10-10

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Minor League Update: Arizona Fall League Games of October 9th, 2014
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Jeff Moore

10-09

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Minor League Update: Arizona Fall League Games of October 8th, 2014
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Jeff Moore

10-08

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Prospectus Feature: Aaron Judge and the Question of Long-Armed Hitting Prospects
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Jeff Moore

10-08

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Minor League Update: Arizona Fall League Games of October 7th, 2014
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Jeff Moore

10-06

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Prospects to Watch in the AFL
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BP Prospect Staff

10-02

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Moonshot: Fastballs and the Collapsing A's
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Robert Arthur

09-29

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Breakout Candidates for 2015
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BP Prospect Staff

09-25

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Pitching Backward: Buxton or Beane?
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Jeff Long

09-24

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Dynasty Dynamics: Jumping Ship
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

09-23

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Prospectus Feature: Colin Moran and the Matter of Draft Status
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Jeff Moore

09-23

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Fantasy Freestyle: Backing Off Backstop Prospects
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Ben Carsley

09-22

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: The Season's Most Disappointing Prospects
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BP Prospect Staff

09-19

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The View from the Loge Level: The Alex Jackson Interviews
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Daron Sutton

09-17

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Eyewitness Accounts: September 17, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

09-15

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Minor League Update: Games of September 12-14
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Jeff Moore

09-15

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What You Need to Know: September 15, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-15

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: September 15, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

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November 24, 2014 6:00 am

The 40-Man Additions

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Tucker Blair and Jeff Moore

Top prospects, organizational depth, and others added to 40-man rosters in anticipation of the Rule 5 Draft.

Late last week, teams faced a deadline to add minor leaguers—or, at least, those who meet minimum professional experience requirements—to the 40-man roster or risk losing them in the Rule 5 draft in San Diego next month. The deadline forces teams to make decisions on which players are most likely to be taken, and which would hurt the most to lose. Some of the most significant additions:

AL East

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November 24, 2014 6:00 am

The 40-Man Additions

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Craig Goldstein, Mauricio Rubio and Jeff Moore

Top prospects, organizational depth, and others added to 40-man rosters in anticipation of the Rule 5 Draft.

Late last week, teams faced a deadline to add minor leaguers—or, at least, those who meet minimum professional experience requirements—to the 40-man roster or risk losing them in the Rule 5 draft in San Diego next month. The deadline forces teams to make decisions on which players are most likely to be taken, and which would hurt the most to lose. Some of the most significant additions:

NL EAST

Atlanta Braves
Biggest Surprise: Yean Carlos Gil
Potential Impact: Kyle Kubitza



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November 21, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

Depending on how you look at things, this system is stocked with upside or filled with a lot of question marks.

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November 19, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

Despite graduating some top talent recently, the Pirates still have a deep, impact system.

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November 17, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 Prospects

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

Once a system lacking impact, the Brewers have been aggressive in the international market and gone for high-upside athletes in the draft, leading to an intriguing group of talent.

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November 14, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

Arguably the best system in all of baseball, with multiple elite talents heading the list and plenty of high-ceiling depth scattered throughout.

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November 13, 2014 6:00 am

Before They Were Prospects

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David Rawnsley, Todd Gold and Patrick Ebert

A look back at some of the top prospects in the AL East, including J.P. Crawford, Steven Matz, and

As part of Perfect Game's partnership with Baseball Prospectus, David Rawnsley, Todd Gold and Patrick Ebert will be conducting a “Before They Were Pros” series, providing scouting reports on some of the top prospects in baseball from when they were in high school attending PG events. This six-part series (one for each division in MLB) will appear once Baseball Prospectus has provided their own detailed scouting reports of the top prospects, team-by-team, as part of their own series.

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November 12, 2014 6:00 am

Five to Watch: More Post-Hype Prospects for 2015

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Ben Carsley

Part two of a series on erstwhile prospects you shouldn't forget about heading into the coming year.

"There’s a theory I’m partial to that says we need 1,000-1,500 at-bats at the major-league level to know who a hitter really is. Given how early some prospects are being promoted these days, it’s possible we need to be even more lenient. That said, knowing when they’re going to be useful to you is as important as knowing if they’ll be useful. Below are five guys I’d work to keep, given the chance."

I had my people tell Craig Goldstein to write the introduction to this mini-series last week, and that's what he came up with. Unfortunately, it will have to serve. Send any and all complaints to Peter Gammons.

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November 11, 2014 6:00 am

Prospect Mechanics

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Ryan Parker and Doug Thorburn

The mechanics of some of the top pitching and hitting prospects in the NL East are broken down

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November 10, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: New York Mets Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

A deep system with impact talent ready to help and interesting prospects at the lower levels primed to breakout.

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A look at the hurlers who impressed or struggled in front of our prospect team in the desert.

Most Surprising: Archie Bradley, RHP, Diamondbacks:
Bradley’s turn in the AFL has received a lot of press, but given his struggles this season and the reports of his questionable command, I wasn’t expecting much more than impressive velocity from him at the start of the Future’s Game. Without researching any changes in his repertoire before seeing him, I certainly wasn’t expecting to see a potential plus slider. His command was far from perfect, but it was much better than the rumors suggesting he might be destined for the bullpen would have you believe. Furthermore, the slider (which comes in between 88-91 mph and is more of a cutter) allows him to save the big, power curveball for when he’s ahead in the count and needs to miss a bat. Overall, it reaffirmed my belief that he can remain a starter, even with average fastball command.

Most Disappointing: Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Pirates:
Reports of Glasnow’s command during the season were on par with Bradley’s, in that it was below average, but his velocity allowed him to get away with it. What we saw in the desert, however, is that the gap is much bigger than that. Glasnow’s velocity was diminished at this late point in the season, but that had no effect on his command, which wavered greatly because of inconsistent mechanics. He hit his target location (his catcher’s spot, not balls or strikes) with around only 30 percent of his fastballs in this outing, which is an unacceptably low amount. Additionally, he also needs to work on the consistency of his off-speed pitches, but doesn’t give himself an opportunity to do so because he’s typically behind in the count. There are many young pitchers with fastball command issues, and improvements can be made, but for a pitcher who dominated the minors to this point and will be heading to Double-A next season, he has a lot of ground to make up. —Jeff Moore



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November 7, 2014 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: AFL Notes, Part 2

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Todd Gold

Eyes on Dalton Pompey, Josh Bell, Raul Mondesi and others.

This group includes players with near MLB-ready skill sets who are in the AFL to put the finishing touches on their profile as they get ready to compete for a big-league job in 2015.

RHP Francellis Montas (White Sox)
He's been a starter for almost his entire career, and if the White Sox are hell-bent on developing him into a major-league starter then he's still a long way off. But if they are willing to shift him to the bullpen his stuff is ready. He sat 97-99 and touched 100 mph several times in his start against Salt River. His 89-92 mph slider has obvious power and the 87-90 mph changeup is a solid change of pace. He lacks the command to be a starter in the short term and there is very little deception to the delivery. The White Sox have pushed their prospects as aggressively as any organization, and if they are willing to move him to the bullpen then Montas' stuff should be ready for the South Side on opening day this year. When he gets hit, he'll get hit hard, but he should be able to blow away a significant number of hitters, too, and has a three-true-outcomes type of profile.


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